Jets’ past close games could serve them well in fourth quarter

During the regular season, the Jets went through a stretch of close games, finding ways to win them late.  Since the opponents weren’t postseason contenders, the relevance of the outcomes to the playoffs was debatable.

But while winning a close game against a non-playoff team is no guarantee that the Jets will be able to keep it close against a playoff team, the experience of playing close games comes in handy.

As Bob Glauber of Newsday explained it last Sunday, multiple Jets players said so after a win over the Colts, which came after the Colts seemed to ice the game late.

Today, the Jets are trying to hold off the Patriots, leading 14-3 late in the third quarter.  Even if the Patriots can tie it up or take the lead, the Jets’ past experiences in these situations could help them tremendously down the stretch.

UPDATE:  It’s now 14-11.

53 responses to “Jets’ past close games could serve them well in fourth quarter

  1. Jets backing up the talk. Patriots look flat.

    Brady now looking awful in 6 of his last 7 playoff games.

    Time to dig deep. Someone has to make a play.

  2. I can see Rex Ryan coming out at the press conference and announcing that Tom Brady should have seen his team play instead of the Broadway *sigh*

  3. The perfect patsies havent looked so perfect today. They have actually looked pretty sub par and are making the sub par jets look pretty good..

  4. I’m conceding this one.

    I have to hand it to the Jets, they pulled off a good one. I can’t believe NE was held to ELEVEN points. Brady looked like a confused third stringer thrown to the wolves, running around for his life because the coverage was that good, yet missing at least one open man every time. Sacked FIVE times????? And Belichick looking worse than Wade Phillips. Fourth and 13 and they go for it??? Are you kidding me? They need 10, have a shot at at least three, and come away with nothing? Add that to the faked punt and you’ve got a retarded HC, not the guy we’ve come to know.

  5. New York owns the Patriots when they are expected to win.

    And if you ‘thumbs down’ this comment you’re more than likely not a NY resident and just a hater.

    LETS GO JETS BABY

  6. What the hell is wrong with Belichick today???

    I was stunned that they went for the onside kick!!!!! ARRRRRGGGHHHHH

    Jets just scored again as I typed this.

    Congratulations to the Jets, they did what few outside of New York thought they could do.

  7. Jets going to Pittsburgh next week. There are alot of girls Rex’s size in Pittsburgh that would love it if he sucked on their toes, you might as well go for it Rex as the only spanking you will be getting will be on the field next week!!!

  8. So long Patriots. Personally it would have been nice to see Pittsburgh whip you but oh well. Championship game in Pittsburgh. Guess I better start looking for tickets.

  9. Nice! I admired Brady’s discipline in making sure the play clock was at :01 every snap despite trailing by 10 in the 4th. It had to be even harder not to jump the gun knowing that his team was playing twice as good when they ran the hurry-up.

  10. Update.. it’s over…. Brady fails again…. Maybe they should have saved a couple of those touchdowns they dropped on Rexy’s boys a few weeks ago…. they sure could have used them today…

  11. ATTENTION ALL JETS FANS:

    Congrat – u -frigging – lations.

    You came to Foxboro and you did what you said you would do where you said you would do it.

    This is then first site I went to with info on the game and I read a few of the post and they are, as usual, classy as usual.

    not

    I’ve said here before that one of the good things about being a Pats fan is that you get to be arrogant and stuff because your team wins all the time.

    Well, almost all the time.

    Now it’s your turn.

    knock yourselves out.

    GO STEELERS!

  12. How wasn’t Vince Wilfork’s BLATANT push on Mark Sanchez, after a running play, after the whistle, before the two minute warning called a penalty? Hopefully, he can have a nice, hefty fine to savor along with this lose to the New York Jets.

  13. Jets earned it, backed up their trash talk. It’s depressing, because now I have to hear it for at least another week. And it’s gonna drive me nuts.

  14. truely beautiful day to be a jets fan. what can all you haters say now. i mean really first manning now brady. sanchez 2 seasons 2 afc championship games. i mean really please give credit where credit is due already. the jets have done EVERYTHING they said they were gonna do so far..

  15. Jets played a great game, those coverages were perfect, and you fried Brady.
    Sanchez did what he does well, an LT finally had a great postseason game.

    Congrats!
    Go Steelers then Packers!

  16. pervyharvin says: Jan 16, 2011 1:30 PM

    After scrutinizing the match ups and numbers I have come to a shocking conclusion. The Jets are going to winning in a stunning upset tonight! Bank on it.
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    Look for my Jet -Steeler Yoda prediction soon!

  17. Patriots fan here…terrible end to a great season. We just got beat today. Give the Jets credit though…they just beat Manning and Brady on the road…that’s a tough feet, I mean feat…

  18. pervyharvin says:
    Jan 16, 2011 8:00 PM
    pervyharvin says: Jan 16, 2011 1:30 PM

    After scrutinizing the match ups and numbers I have come to a shocking conclusion. The Jets are going to winning in a stunning upset tonight! Bank on it.
    ======================================
    Look for my Jet -Steeler Yoda prediction soon!

    *****************************

    Good job! I kept all the negative Jet posting too in waiting for the past week.

  19. tombradystears says:

    How wasn’t Vince Wilfork’s BLATANT push on Mark Sanchez, after a running play, after the whistle, before the two minute warning called a penalty? Hopefully, he can have a nice, hefty fine to savor along with this lose to the New York Jets.

    ________________________________

    What’s the penalty? Unnecessary pushing?

    It wasn’t after the whistle.

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